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From the Desk of Pastor Ted… April 2013 Newsletter

March 9, 2013

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Holy Week Worship Plans Holy Week worship (Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday) is a dramatic time in the Church Year.  We begin on Passion Sunday (also known as Palm Sunday).  Worship focuses on Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and then moves into the passion story (Jesus’ betrayal and the events leading to his crucifixion.)  […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted… March 3, 2013

March 9, 2013

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Changing of Seasons – Looking Forward I’m noting today that people are talking about “Spring” already.  There is a kind of optimism about this talk… but Spring actually begins on March 20.  And, as we know, our particular climate tends to give us some exciting winter weather throughout March and April… even May can provide […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted… Feb. 24, 2013

February 22, 2013

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(Initial post for Community Congregational Presbyterian Church in Schofield.) From the Desk of Pastor Ted…  (What is it?) I use the phrase “From the Desk of Pastor Ted…” as the heading for musings and information that I wish to distribute to people in the congregation.  The writing might contain announcements but more often provide information, […]

Annual Pastoral Report – June 2012

June 18, 2012

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Annual Pastoral Report – June 2012 – Pastor Ted Johanson “Early to Rise” – Building Renovation Ideas and Call Committee (Still Ongoing Processes) Even during my first week with Dekorra I heard concerns and ideas about the building and possible renovations.  As the issue was bantered about in the council meetings in late 2011 it […]

Special Congregational Meeting About a Contract with Architect

April 18, 2012

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Notice of a Special Meeting of the Congregation: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Item 1. Enter Into A Preliminary Design Agreement Item 2. Approve the Funding for the Agreement The council interviewed four architectural firms on April 10, 12, and 16.   On April 16 the council considered the interviews and decided to recommend […]

Pastoral Information and Perspectives for Dekorra’s Call Process

April 17, 2012

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Link to a PDF format of this document. To:       Dekorra Call Committee – Interviewing Pastors From:   Interim Pastor Ted Johanson Re:       Information and Pastoral Practices Date:   March 2012 I write this to provide some narrative descriptions of various practices and details that currently relate to the pastoral office at Dekorra.  This information might be useful […]

From the Desk of Pastor Ted… (April Newsletter)

April 3, 2012

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Holy Week Worship Services The following is the plan for worship at Dekorra during Holy Week: Palm/Passion Sunday – April 1: After beginning with a palm-procession into the sanctuary and a few readings I will present the passion narrative (Mark 14-15) in a dramatic fashion as I have been doing throughout Lent. Maundy Thursday – […]